Founded in 2002 and wholly owned by its management team, MBO Partenaires is an independent private equity firm with an entrepreneurial mindset.
MBO Partenaires has been supporting French SMEs in their growth projects for almost fifteen years, and more recently Spanish, Belgian and Swiss companies as well.
With over one hundred transactions completed since its creation is MBO Partenaires established itself as an involved and committed shareholder alongside the entrepreneurs, making it their leading partner.
Always looking for new ways to support the companies in which it invests, in 2015 MBO Partenaires enhanced the operational assistance it provides in the international business development and digital fields by developing two unique and proven solutions, MBO International Solution and MBO Digital Solution.
MBO Partenaires is an authorised AIFM by the AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers), France’s financial markets regulator.
At the heart of our business are the entrepreneurs we support to develop and grow. We endeavour to build a close and special relationship with each and every one of them, in a spirit of trust based on mutual integrity, honesty and fairness. These values are embedded in the way we do business and shape every stage in our relationship.
MBO Partenaires cares about the sustainability of the companies in which it invests as well as that of their environments and is committed to being a Responsible Investor. It promotes ESG (environment, social, governance) criteria within both the management company and its investments.
MPO Partenaires’ responsible investment approach and commitments, which are shared by everyone in the team, are formally set out in a charter.
Since 2013, MBO Partenaires has been a signatory to:
- the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI): www.unpri.org
- the Private Equity Charter adopted by the French Private Equity Association (Association Française des Investisseurs pour la Croissance – AFIC).
MBO Partenaires has adopted a two-tier governance structure with a Supervisory Board and a Management Board, separating those responsible for supervision from those responsible for operations, in line with best management practices.
The partners are backed by a team working from three offices located in Paris, Lyon and Madrid to support the firm’s investments.